Hyderabad Ohara School of Ikebana Press Meet
SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF THE HYDERABAD CHAPTER OF THE OHARA SCHOOL OF IKEBAN A
The Hyderabad Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana to mark its Silver Jubilee is organizing a three day event from 24 — 26 August 2012 to celebrate the 25lh Year of Hyderabad Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana coinciding with 60lh Anniversary of Indo-Japan diplomatic relations.
The First Lady of Andhra Pradesh Smt.Vimala Narshimhan will inaugurate the event on 24 August 2012 at 4.30 P.M at Jubilee Hall. The Guest of Honour will be Mr.Masakazu Chiji, Assistant Professor, Ohara School of Ikebana, Japan.
There will be installation ceremony of new committee members, certificate presentation to students and felicitation of senior master Oh-ka Meenakshi Devi, said Hosho Usha Bhagia President of the Chapter at a media meet here today.
The new Committee for the term 2012-2014 will be: Horyu Meena Anantnarayan (Founder Advisor). Ilosho Usha Bhagia (President). Mrs.Jaishree Shunmugaraj( lst Vice President), Ho-kiku Vineetha Kumar (2nd Vice President). Koyo Sharmila Agarwal (Secretary). Ohjun Nirmala Agarwal (Joint Secretary). Dr.Chandi Ray ( Treasurer) .Mrs. Meenakshii Sujnani (Joint Treasurer). Ohki Anisha Tandon (Chief Hditor).
Ms.Bhagia further said that a Demonstration of a new style of Ikebana Hana- Kanade (Introducing in India) and other styles by Mr. Masakazu Chiji at 10:30 a.m to 12.30 pm on 25th August at Jubilee Half Public Gardens and a workshop at Shishtri Art Gallery. Jubille Hills on August 26. 2012 will be held.
ABOUT THE CHAPTER:
We are a voluntary, non-profit organization aiming at spreading the art of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and awareness of nature. Our chapter has held many exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.
The Ohara School is one of the very popular and widely spread schools of Ikebana. In Hyderabad Ikebana was started by Grand master Horyu Meena Anantnarayan way back in 196, inaugurated by the then Governor Pattam Nana Pillai with very few members.
In 1983 she started Ohara study group which was a prelude to chapter. Through her dedication she was able to start Ohara Chapter in 1988. Since then the chapter has become very active and has held many exhibitions, conducted workshops and had demonstrations and very interesting programs. We are in proud possession of our own premises. At present the chapter is headed by HOSHO USHA BHAGI, the President of the chapter. The Hyderabad Chapter has 350 members and conducts monthly programs, workshops, demonstrations etc.
For further info about the Chapter and event please contact:
Ms.Usha Bhagia(President) i+91 93471 86619 / Ms. Anisha Tandon (Editor) + 91 9985031200